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Andy Stanton is a litigator who represents clients across a broad range of industries, jurisdictions, and areas of law. He has tried numerous cases to juries, judges, and arbitrators and has argued appeals before federal circuit courts and state supreme and appellate courts. Andy also regularly provides strategic advice to clients on risk management and litigation avoidance in connection with transactional and other corporate matters.

Andy concentrates his practice in high-stakes disputes. Most recently, he has successfully defended financial institutions in litigation arising out of residential mortgage-backed securities, obtained an arbitration award in favor of the founding owner of a professional sports franchise in a multibillion dollar valuation dispute, and obtained complete dismissal of an unfair competition claim seeking over $200 million in damages. Andy has substantial experience litigating disputes arising out of mergers and acquisitions, including post-closing claims for indemnification, disputes over money held in escrow, earn out disputes, and post-closing purchase price and working capital adjustment claims. He also has represented policyholders seeking insurance recovery for third-party bodily injury and property damage claims, first-party property damage, and business interruption losses.

Andy serves on the board of directors of Communities in Schools of Allegheny County, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and assisting at risk students.


  • CNX and Newlight announce strategic agreement to capture methane emissions for production of Aircarbon®Jones Day advised CNX Resources Corporation in a 15-year agreement entered with Newlight Technologies, Inc. to capture and utilize methane emissions for the production of Aircarbon®, a naturally-occurring molecule also known as PHB that replaces plastic but is carbon-negative and biologically degrades in natural environments.
  • U.S. Steel wins complete victory in steel tariff unfair competition caseJones Day client United States Steel Corporation won a complete victory in a high-stakes litigation alleging damages from U.S. Steel’s participation in the Department of Commerce’s 232 tariff proceedings.
  • Large metals manufacturer investigates unfair competition and trade libel claims in anticipation of litigationJones Day led an investigation at a metals manufacturing company relating to unfair competition and trade libel claims in anticipation of potential litigation.
  • U.S. Steel executes Option Agreement for potential joint venture with Stelco Inc. to acquire 25% interest in Minntac at enterprise value of $2.4 billionJones Day represented United States Steel Corporation, an integrated steel producer with major production operations in the United States and Central Europe, in connection with the execution of an Option Agreement for a potential joint venture with Stelco Inc., a vertically integrated Canadian steelmaker.
  • GM partners with Ventec to manufacture ventilators in response to coronavirus pandemicJones Day is advising General Motors Company on the "Project V" partnership with Ventec Life Systems Inc. to mass produce ventilators needed to battle the coronavirus pandemic.
  • U.S. Steel defeats trespass litigation relating to Minnesota iron mining operationsJones Day successfully defended United States Steel Corporation against a lawsuit brought by a mineral rights owner alleging trespass and nuisance claims relating to U.S. Steel's mining operations along the Iron Range in northern Minnesota.
  • Wells Fargo resolves derivative and putative class action claims alleging wrongdoing with respect to 272 residential mortgage-backed securities trustsJones Day successfully resolved three putative class actions filed by institutional investors in 272 residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) trusts.
  • Founding owner of professional sports team successfully represented in multibillion dollar ownership valuation disputeJones Day successfully represented a founding owner of professional sports team in a multibillion dollar ownership valuation dispute, recovering 100% of the claim at issue.
  • Wells Fargo obtains denial of class certification in RMBS trustee litigation alleging hundreds of millions of dollars in lossesJones Day represents Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., in a putative class action alleging hundreds of millions of dollars in classwide losses to investors on notes issued by two residential mortgage backed securities (RMBS) trusts for which Wells Fargo serves as trustee.
  • Broker-dealer defends against two FINRA customer arbitrations relating to real estate sectorJones Day is defending a broker-dealer in two pending FINRA customer arbitrations arising out of its role as a broker-dealer in connection with a private placement fund in the real estate sector.
  • Nationwide and Northstar litigate dispute surrounding design-build project for residential wastewater treatment facilityJones Day is representing plaintiffs Nationwide Realty Investors and Northstar Residential Development in litigation arising out of a design-build project for a residential wastewater treatment facility to serve the Northstar Community in Sunbury, Ohio.
  • Alcoa defends claims of copyright infringement brought by newsletter organizationJones Day was retained to advise Alcoa, Inc. on its defense to allegations of copyright infringement brought by Metal Bulletin Holdings arising out of alleged unauthorized redistribution of weekly newsletters to which Alcoa subscribed.
  • Wells Fargo defends third party breach of contract lawsuit relating to RMBS trustJones Day is representing Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. in a third-party complaint filed by a bank, which is the mortgage loan seller of an RMBS trust.
  • Wells Fargo defends against complaint filed by Nomura Credit & Capital Inc. alleging representations and warranties breachJones Day is representing Wells Fargo, National Association in a third-party complaint filed by Nomura Credit & Capital, Inc., the mortgage loan seller of six RMBS trusts.
  • The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.

    Served as lead trial counsel for U.S. Silica Company in a West Virginia state court case in which U.S. Silica sought insurance coverage for defense and indemnity costs arising out of third-party silica bodily injury claims and obtained a jury verdict plus an award of attorneys' fees and interest.

    Served as lead trial counsel for Alcoa and obtained complete dismissal, following trial, of a post-closing claim for indemnification for a Chilean tax related to Alcoa's sale of its global consumer packaging business.

    Served as lead counsel for a publicly traded company in a post-closing accounting arbitration to resolve a purchase price adjustment dispute, at the conclusion of which the resolving accountant ruled in favor of the client.

    Obtained dismissal, affirmed on appeal, of a complaint brought by former shareholders of a pharmaceutical company that had sold their business to a pharmaceutical company client in which the plaintiffs sought reformation of the terms of an earn out agreement related to certain patents that were acquired as part of the deal.

    Represented a publicly traded company that had frozen a post-closing escrow account by making claims for potential indemnification under the terms of a merger agreement and obtained dismissal of complaint alleging breach of contract and seeking a declaration that the indemnification claims were invalid under the agreement.

    Represented an academic medical center in the defense of a qui tam complaint alleging false billings under Medicare Part B.

    Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a policyholder client against its general liability insurer in connection with claims for coverage for defense costs incurred in response to complaints alleging property damage arising out of the alleged release of contaminants from an industrial facility during a hurricane.

    Served as co-lead counsel in a jury trial defending a public company client against claims alleging fraud and breach of contract brought by former CEO of a joint venture company seeking damages related to an earn out agreement. The case settled on favorable terms at the conclusion of the second week of trial.

    Served as lead counsel for a broker-dealer client in FINRA customer arbitration and obtained dismissal of all claims during fourth day of arbitration.